Have early childhood preschool or daycare needs?

Head Start is a tuition-free early childhood education program for 3-5 year olds available in York, Nebraska and surrounding counties, that assists families with their preschool and daycare needs.


Have early childhood preschool or daycare needs? We’ve got a solution for that.

Head Start is a tuition-free early childhood education program for 3-5 year olds available in York, Nebraska and surrounding counties, that assists families with their preschool and daycare needs.

Why choose Head Start?

Because providing families with the necessary tools and compassionate support they need to move forward successfully is Head Start’s specialty. The educators and engagement teams at Head Start work with parents and caregivers to provide families with ongoing support and assistance in establishing goals, working to achieve economic stability, and giving them a good foundation for being their child’s first and most important teacher. Through home-based and center-based preschool programs, we are able to meet the needs of most families. 

Head Start preschool programs have been serving communities near and around York, Nebraska for years for the families and children in the areas. This is a community-based resource for families that are faced with economic hardships that allows them to gain access to nutritional, health, developmental, and early childhood education services. 

Blue Valley Community Action gets to provide home visits, nutritional and developmental assistance, as well as high-quality, dual-generation early childhood education services to struggling families. Our services extend beyond daycare and preschool, we want to provide support and guidance for the entire family. This means helping parents understand they are also a teacher for their children, arguably the most important one and arming parents with the knowledge they will need to ensure their children are nourished, healthy and staying on a proper developmental track! 

How does Head Start benefit your child?

Head Start offers a safe and nurturing learning environment for your child, helps them develop social skills including following directions, working and playing individually and with others. It also helps children broaden their language skills by listening and asking questions, and helps them develop a good concept of self and respect for others. 

Head Start is not just for kids ages 3 to 5! 

Early Head Start offers expecting parents and children birth to three years of age, the needed medical, mental health, nutrition, and education services to help them have the opportunity to get the consistent, nurturing relationships and reliable routines that put them on the pathway to success. 

Are you eligible for Head Start? If you live in York and have a child age 3 to 5 by the school cutoff, are part of a low-income family, or have a qualifying disability, a faster child, or any family facing hardships, you may qualify for Head Start preschool services. 

To apply for Head Start you need 

  • Immunization Records
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Income 
  • If applicable, Medicaid/Insurance Number
  • Resident of York Nebraska or a surrounding area Head Start serves

What do parents think about BVCA Head Start?

“Since taking my child to the BVCA Head Start center in York, she has made so much progress! She has learned her ABC’s, how to pour cereal for herself, and made tons of new friends from the center. The teachers at BVCA Head Start are incredible. They ensure that my daughter’s needs are being met, make sure to inform us of all the progress that she is making, and even give me things we can work on at home to advance my child’s education. Working with BVCA Head Start has taught me that I am my child’s most important teacher, and they have given me the resources I need to be able to teach her to the best of my ability! If you can join BVCA Head Start, do it!”

Head Start Parent

“My son started going to Head Start when he was 3 and continued the program until he was 5, and we couldn’t be happier! For a free program they definitely care! They came to our home to teach us about nutrition for a toddler and made sure we knew what he was learning so we could practice at home! The teachers are always transparent and keep you in the loop. We love BVCA Head Start!”

Head Start Parent

What counties does Blue Valley Head Start serve?

We’re glad you asked! Blue Valley Head Start serves Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York counties.  BVCA Head Start has seven different locations within the counties they serve you can choose from, plenty of different locations so that you can find the one that fits your family!

Register now or join our waitlist! 

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